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Jordan The Prospector Syrah 2018

Jordan The Prospector Syrah 2018

The gold rush of the 1800’s led to the discovery of tin in the grav-els underlying the Syrah vineyards. The allure of wealth was fleet-ing as the prospector dug over the soils for the vigneron. Notes of peppered charcuterie, chipotle and red fruits are in abundance with a medium–bodied framework that lends itself to a variety of meat-based dishes and cooking techniques.

Perfect with dry aged Chalmar ribeye, game and duck Magret.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Syrah ]
winemaker : Gary & Kathy Jordan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2018 - 4.5 stars in Platter’s by Diners Club Wine Guide 2021
2017 - Double Platinum and Top 100 at National Wine Awards
2017 - 4.5 stars in Platter Wine Guide 2020
2017 - 91 points WineMag Shiraz report

The Prospector Syrah, acknowledging the massive public support the winery received in the campaign to save the Cape Winelands from a recent application to prospect and mine various minerals.

in the vineyard : 

The distinct ravine which embodies Stellenbosch Kloof harnesses all the qualities of a well-orientated compass. Varying elevations and aspects allows us to grow a selection of classic varieties to specific sites that optimise this expression through their location. The cooler south- and east-facing aspects, unique in Stellenbosch, hosts the more sensitive and aromatic white-skinned grape varieties.

Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with mari-time influences from False Bay, 14km to the south, and a refreshing breeze channelled from the West Coast’s Benguela current 24km to the north-west. These two breezes culminate at the top end of the ravine and bring in early morning mists, especially from False Bay. Consequently, temperatures in our meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening peri-ods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Soil: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
Aspect: West-facing, overlooking Cape Town and Table Mountain
Age of the vines: 31 years old.

about the harvest: Between 23rd and 27th of March 2018.

in the cellar : Fermentation between 26-28°C and gentle pressing retains the intensity of the spicy fruit flavours. Malolactic fermentation was completed in French and American oak barrels where the wine was matured for a total of 16 months.

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